“Frankly, I don’t always understand Dick,” a Missoula alderman recently commented on one of his outspoken peers, Ward 5 City Council member Dick Haines. Some of us do, even though we disagree with his policies from time to time. A veteran legislator on the state level, Haines preaches a Montana-brand of government restraint—willingly, often and bluntly. His candid disclosures make this paper almost as regularly as Haines himself makes Missoula’s liberal establishment squirm. Sometimes in a political atmosphere full of eggshell walking, it helps to have someone shelling out the straight dope. In Missoula, we know whom to call.
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